Have you seen her?

They often asked

She lay there naked

Covered under the dirt

Some heavy stones

Heaped together

To avoid her resurrection

She was buried

On open ground

She was there

Like a monument

To frequent often

By the misfortune

And the sad

They came to get inspired

They came

Like bees to honey

She was a messiah

She was a charmer

She was dead

And yet

She got more visitors

Than when she was alive

They erected a shrine

For her

They stood there

Like a funeral party

They came together

And left alone


~~Surabhi Gupta